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Committee supports Libby bill to increase graduation rates for vulnerable youths

Committee supports Libby bill to increase graduation rates for vulnerable youths

Posted: February 19, 2020

The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 7-4 on Wednesday in favor of LD 1916, “An Act To Increase High School...

Brunswick lawmakers release statement in support of Wayfair workers

Brunswick lawmakers release statement in support of Wayfair workers

Posted: February 14, 2020

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, news broke that home furnishing company Wayfair is laying off 3 percent of its global workforce, including 55 workers in...

Committee votes unanimously in favor of Herbig bill to invest in Maine career and technical education

Committee votes unanimously in favor of Herbig bill to invest in Maine career and technical education

Posted: February 13, 2020

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to invest in career and technical education centers in Maine received bipartisan committee...

Sen. Bellows introduces emergency legislation to increase reimbursement rates for Maine seniors

Sen. Bellows introduces emergency legislation to increase reimbursement rates for Maine seniors

Posted: February 12, 2020

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, filed emergency legislation to increase home care reimbursement rates for Maine seniors. Sen. Bellows will unveil...

Committee supports Libby bill to protect local independent pharmacies

Committee supports Libby bill to protect local independent pharmacies

Posted: February 10, 2020

The Legislature’s Health Care, Insurance and Financial Services Committee voted 5-4 on Thursday to support an amended version of LD 1928, “An...

Committee unanimously supports Sen. Carpenter bill to allow tiny homes to flourish

Committee unanimously supports Sen. Carpenter bill to allow tiny homes to flourish

Posted: February 06, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Legislature’s Transportation Committee unanimously supported LD 1981, “An Act Regarding the Regulation of Tiny...

Committee unanimously supports Bellows bill to increase fairness for retired state employees and teachers

Committee unanimously supports Bellows bill to increase fairness for retired state employees and teachers

Posted: February 04, 2020

A bill by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to eliminate the state income tax on retirement benefits for public employees including retired...

Budget committee chairs release statement on Gov. Mills’ supplemental budget proposal

Budget committee chairs release statement on Gov. Mills’ supplemental budget proposal

Posted: February 04, 2020

AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills unveiled her supplemental budget proposal at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 3. An overview of the supplemental...

Rules take effect for Sen. Vitelli’s prescription drug transparency law

Rules take effect for Sen. Vitelli’s prescription drug transparency law

Posted: February 04, 2020

AUGUSTA — New prescription drug price transparency rules, which were unanimously adopted by the Maine Health Data Organization last month, take...

Millett introduces bill to eliminate disability service wait lists for adults

Millett introduces bill to eliminate disability service wait lists for adults

Posted: January 29, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, on Monday introduced a bill that aims to eliminate service wait lists for disabled adults in...